Windows Mobile is a compact operating system designed to work on mobile devices such as cell phones and PDAs. Microsoft built this operating system around Windows CE. Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 is a collection of libraries and programs that simplifies application development. It also enables developers to create robust applications on Windows Mobile devices. Devices that do not have a .NET Framework installed cannot run .NET applications. Software developers install the .NET Framework before they build .NET programs and deploy them to devices. Over time, as Microsoft releases newer versions of the .NET framework, developers and users replace older versions when they want to take advantage of advanced features found in the newer versions.
Things You'll Need
- ActivSync 4.2
- Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Installer
- Windows Mobile device
Connect the Windows Mobile device to the PC. See your device's user guide for instructions. Most devices connect to the PC using a USB cable or a docking cradle.
Download and install ActiveSync 4.2 (see Resources). This program simplifies the installation process.
Download the Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework (see Resources). The download package will consist of an installer program named "netcfsetupv35.msi."
Double-click the installer program after it downloads. A setup wizard will open.
Follow the wizard's steps as it guides you through the installation process. After the installation finishes, you will be able to install Microsoft .NET 3.5 applications on the Windows Mobile device.
Tips & Warnings
- If you fail to connect the mobile device to the computer before clicking the installer, Windows will not automatically update the mobile device.
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